Fame, Fortune & Film: LenFilm Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

Fame, Fortune & Film: LenFilm Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

A walk through St. Petersburg’s LenFilm Museum is a walk through the history of Russian film, with sets, props, costumes and sketches from its most famous films. The staff of MIR’s St. Petersburg affiliated office recently made a field trip to the museum and shared photos with us. Read More


A History Buff’s Guide to Lesser-Known World War II Sites in Western Russia

A History Buff’s Guide to Lesser-Known World War II Sites in Western Russia

It's been more than 70 years since of the end of World War II in 1945, and lately there’s been renewed interest in visiting some of the historic sites of the Great Patriotic War, as Russians call it. Here are some lesser-known sites that should also be on the radar of any military or history buff traveling through Western Russia. Read More



Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

They go hand-in-hand, the phrase “journey of a lifetime,” and the Trans-Siberian Railway. It's a legendary journey born out of books, movies, history and imagination, with unforgettable stops along the way. Read More